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In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani electrified the world mathematical community by becoming the first woman, and also the first Iranian, ever to win the Fields Medal, the highest prize in mathematics. Sadly, she passed away only three years later at the age of 40. Her birthday, May 12, has been named an annual international day of celebration of women in mathematics. Secrets of the surface, the Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani is a very recent film of George Csicsery. Filmed in Canada, Iran, and the United States, it presents both Maryam Mirzakhani's brilliant mathematical vision and her vibrant life as mathematician, inspiring teacher/mentor, and mother.
First view the film at a time of your convenience, then join the informal online discussion:
Discussion May 15, 4:30 p.m. EDT https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/95857664713 Meeting ID: 958 5766 4713
Asma Hassannezhad (University of Bristol), an Iranian woman in mathematics, and attendees will discuss the film and share their perspectives.
To gain access to the film, which has not yet been publicly released, please go to the request for screening authorization and fill in the form. After putting in your contact information please select “Individual” under “Type of Screening” as well as the date (on or before May 15) on which you’d like to view the film. Under Organizer name please put Petra Bonfert-Taylor and Carolyn Gordon.